Yeah, I have the same problem with my 2003 Honda Odyssey. Just happened one day out of the blue. I sprayed the WD40. Didn't help. I got my husbands compressor and sprayed air in the key hole. Didn't help.
Since it started sticking, a few people have accidentally taken the key out and I panic because it takes me forever if even then to get it to turn again.
My 12 year old daughter takes over and after about 5-10 minutes, she gets it working again. So I never, ever, take it out. Yes, I leave the key in wherever we go. Last night, I took the kids to the movies and I said make sure ya'lls doors close. The automatic sliding doors get stuck often and re-open. Anyway, I didn't do a double check and walked inside, got the kids settled, and left. I came back 2 hours later to get them and Mr. Police officer starts walking towards me. I asked him if he was going to yell at me for parking crooked.I took up 2 spots, sort of.
(Hey, it was 12:15 am and there weren't very many cars!) He said, "No, I'm gonna yell at you for something else. Your passenger middle door was wide open and you left your key in the ignition." I told him I had to or else I couldn't get it back in. He told me that was illegal. UGH! So anyway, I showed him which kid left the door open and he attempted to handcuff her. Lots of fun. HA I'm sure my car is now targeted and they will be looking to see if I have fixed it. Nope, can't afford it. Oh weill. Any suggestions?
Saturday, July 25th, 2009 AT 2:38 PM